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11 July 2012 The world’s population has more than tripled since the United Nations was created in 1945, and keeps growing. With more than 7 billion people now inhabiting the planet, we face ever greater demands on shared resources and significant challenges to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.

MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday March 12, 2012 – Improvements are needed, but CARICOM is still very much alive. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made it clear that CARICOM was neither sick nor dead, just moments after returning from the 23rd intercessional meeting of the Heads of Government of CARICOM in Suriname over […]

Suggestions Put Forward to Improve CARICOM


The warning was given that without a “fundamental change”, CARICOM could expire slowly over the next few years as stakeholders begin to vote with their feet…”. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 – A comprehensive report now in the possession of Heads of Government of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) […]

The Future of CARICOM Thrown Into Question



“Business as usual is over. We will take the streets back” Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 23rd 2011 (CUOPM) – Commissioner-designate of the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, Mr. C.G. Walwyn, has sent a strong message to gang members and their parents. “Business as usual is over,” declared the […]

Police Commissioner-Designate Sends Strong Message To Gang Members


Basseterre, St Kitts, 22 January 2010 Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K. Dwight Venner will present the 2009 Economic Review of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) on 28 January 2010 at 8:00 p.m. on radio and television stations throughout the ECCU. The Governor’s presentation will […]

GOVERNOR OF THE ECCB PRESENTS 2009 ECONOMIC REVIEW OF THE ...


By Indi Mclymont-Lafayette and Horace Fisher, December 13, 2009: Copenhagen Small islands states (including the Caribbean) jumped into the spotlight of the United Nations Climate Change discussions in Copenhagen, Denmark when they introduced their own draft text into the negotiations with tremendous support from another 53 non-island countries and the […]

No Retreat, No Surrender: Small islands gaining support as they ...



MY VOCATION PRESENTATION AT THE ROTARY CLUB OF LIAMUIGA’S VOCATIONAL SERVICES MEETING BY SARGEANT AT ARMS OF THE CLUB, ARCH DEACON VALENTINE HODGE When President Laverne invited me to speak on this subject though she had given me about 3/5 minutes, I was not sure whether it would be the […]

Rotary Speaks


GEORGETOWN, Guyana (GINA) The 30th Heads of Government Conference of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which was expected to be contentious, with migration and intra-regional trade rows threatening to disrupt the discussions, ended last evening with significant progress being made in several areas. Global Economic and Financial Crisis Recognizing that several […]

Important CARICOM Heads of Government Conference Achieves Significant Progress


When heads of government of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) meet in early July, a big responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Guyana’s President Bharat Jagdeo as chairman to heal the wounds that are causing the regional project to haemorrhage. President Jagdeo will have to dig deep […]

Caricom Leaders Must Move The Region Forward Or Pay The ...



In a few weeks time the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will attend the Summit of the Americas in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Since his inauguration, expectations have been rising about a new US relationship with the Caribbean. Sadly, there is in this a large measure of wishful thinking. While […]

The US and The Caribbean


Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS): CARICOM's concerns regarding the effects of the current global economic crisis on the region are to be conveyed to G-20 Leaders, prior to their summit in London next month, Prime Minister Bruce Golding, confirmed on Monday. Golding was speaking to JIS News […]

CARICOM To Pursue Economic Concerns With G-20 and UN


   Tuesday, March 10, 2009 BELIZE CITY, Belize: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads will focus on the effects of the current global economic and financial crises in the region and possible mitigation actions when they meet on Thursday and Friday in Belize City. The global crisis was discussed last November at […]

CARICOM Heads to meet in Belize on Thursday and Friday